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The inspiration, focus and direction of the M·A·C AIDS Fund is shaped by the Board of Directors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. They are committed to keeping the Fund strong, responsive and relevant. Representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, they are united by their passion to make a difference where it matters most – in taking action toward helping people live with HIV/AIDS – in countries and communities where others may not go.



Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

John Demsey has been Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since July 2006. In this role, he oversees the Estee Lauder, M•A•C, Tom Ford Beauty, Prescriptives and Smashbox brands as well the company’s specialty group of brands, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone and La Mer, which were added to his portfolio in July 2009. From 1998 to 2005 Mr. Demsey served as President of M•A•C, where he grew the brand into the global makeup powerhouse it remains today. Mr. Demsey serves as Chairman of the M•A•C AIDS Fund and is also actively involved in several AIDS-related organizations, including the Fashion Group International Advisory Board; Advisory Council of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS; Honorary Board of Love Heals; Love Heals, The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education; Executive Advisory Board of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation; and AIDS Project Los Angeles.”




Patrick Sullivan is a Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Prevention Sciences Core at Emory’s Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Sullivan’s research focuses on HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM), including behavioral research, interventions, and surveillance. Previously, Dr. Sullivan worked as the Chief of the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, implementing HIV research studies and surveillance systems to meet critical local, state, and national HIV prevention needs. He is the Principal Investigator of studies funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine reasons for black/white disparities in HIV among MSM, to pilot HIV prevention packages among MSM in South Africa, to evaluate distribution of at-home HIV test kits to MSM in the US, and to develop and test a comprehensive mobile prevention “app” for gay and bisexual men.




Anthony Thompson joined the New York office of Bernstein in 2008 as a financial advisor to advise high net-worth families and foundations. He brings 28 years of experience in fixed income, equities and alternative investments. From 2000 to 2007, he was a managing director and head of U.S. Securitization Research for Deutsche Bank. He was the #1 analyst in his sector as ranked by Institutional Investor Magazine. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Thompson worked at Goldman Sachs, first as a Vice President in investment banking, then as Director of Research for asset-backed securities. Prior to his career at Bernstein, Mr. Thompson was a #1 ranked securities research analyst and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, and The New York Times. Mr. Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, Mr. Thompson founded and heads the LGBT employee network for Alliance Bernstein. He produced the firm’s first ever LGBT film targeted to help people struggling with the coming out process. His financial practice includes planning for same sex couples, including individuals who are HIV positive. Mr. Thompson is a volunteer for the Trevor Project, which provides crisis counseling to LGBT youth. He is also a board member of Start Out and an amateur Triathlete representing the Frontrunners LGBT team. He lives in New York with his partner and 18-year-old son.



Senior Vice President, Global Product Development, M·A·C Cosmetics

Jennifer Balbier is currently the product development guru of M∙A∙C Cosmetics and the head of the ELC Corporate Product Innovation Team for Makeup. Jennifer translates trends, textures and avant-garde elements into professional makeup and skincare products and her passion, intuition, and artistry have been integral to the launch of M∙A∙C's most successful products, as well as the VIVA GLAM lipsticks, responsible for raising over $180 million for the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund.



Founding Partner, M(Group)

Interior designer Carey Maloney, founding partner in the internationally recognized architecture and interior design firm M(Group), is an active volunteer and supporter of The New York Public Library. Carey and M(Group)’s co-founding partner, Hermes Mallea, founded and co-chaired the Young Friends fund raisers, founded the Library Cubs program and are founding co-chairmen of the LGBT Initiative at the NYPL. In addition to their design work, Hermes and Carey are currently writing a book on the great houses of the 20th century in Havana, to be published by Monacelli Press in 2011.



Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD, is an infectious diseases epidemiologist whose main research interests are in understanding the evolving HIV epidemic in South Africa; factors influencing acquisition of HIV infection in adolescent girls; and sustainable strategies to introduce HAART in resource-constrained settings. In addition to being a member of the faculty at the Mailman School, Dr. Abdool Karim is an associate professor in Public Health and Family Medicine at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since 1998 she has played a central role in building the science base in southern Africa through the Columbia University - Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme and is also an associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). Dr. Abdool Karim is currently co-chair of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, a large NIH funded network that sets and undertakes key HIV prevention research globally.



M·A·C Cosmetics

As famous for her bi-annual performances on stage at International Artist Training Meetings as she is for her skyscraping stilettos and bronzed blonde glamour, what truly sets Karen Buglisi, Global Brand President of M∙A∙C Cosmetics, apart from the crowd is her boundless energy, endless enthusiasm and ceaseless dedication to the M∙A∙C family. Laughing as she addresses her now legendary dance moves, Ms. Buglisi says, “I think sometimes we’re so serious that we forget to have a little bit of fun! My point of view is that if I want our Artists to put themselves out there for the brand every day, I should put myself out there for them.” “Karen has superb leadership skills and has been instrumental in developing M∙A∙C into the number one makeup artist brand in the world,” says John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies. “She has done a tremendous job inspiring our M∙A∙C Makeup Artists, who are at the heart of the brand and the key to our success.” Seemingly born with a suitcase in hand, the indefatigable Ms. Buglisi, an army brat, was born in Japan, moved to Taiwan, China and then to California by the time she was four. “My father was my hero. He was the most disciplined person I ever met in my life. I think he set a standard for me, and I’ve never forgotten that.” After another move to Augusta, Georgia, her family settled in Washington, D.C., where she discovered the Beauty industry at the age of 16 selling Helena Rubinstein at The Hecht Company in Prince George’s Plaza. “I’ve always liked makeup. I got the job and thought, ‘what a great thing, I can wear makeup everyday and teach people about makeup and how you can make yourself feel better and look better.’ I never looked at it and said, ‘Ok, one day I’m going to be president of a makeup company.’ That never even crossed my mind!” Working everyday since she was a teenager, in addition to raising three sons as a single mother, it’s no surprise that Ms. Buglisi describes herself as someone who loves challenges. “Raising my sons has brought out a strength and determination I was never fully aware of. I know many parents can identify with this. That strength has been so meaningful as I have navigated through my life. I do not scare easily.” A member of the Board of Directors of the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund since 2004, she adds, “I remember sitting my kids down and talking to them about being respectful to girl and to always protect themselves by wearing a condom. You want to embarrass your sons, just have that conversation with them! Let’s put it this way, someone had to do it and it was me! It’s just too important not to have it! Before being recruited by Mr. Demsey in 1998 as Vice President of North American Sales and Artist Training and Development, Ms. Buglisi was national sales manager for the U.S. market for Adipar, a division of the worldwide fashion house Escada, and has also held the position of field sales manager for Borghese, a global cosmetic, skincare and fragrance company. “Servicing customers at retail and learning how to be a merchant have been invaluable in my career. I’ve done every job. I feel I have the ability to communicate at every level.” Promoted to Global Brand President of M∙A∙C Cosmetics in 2010, Ms. Buglisi now finds herself involved in all facets of the brand. “Now I get to work with marketing, global communications, as well as human resources, the MAF, sales operations, Artist training and development, finance and forecasting. It also brings me closer to the creative and product development side. James {Gager} and Jennifer {Balbier} are great partners. It’s so important to have that opportunity to connect all the dots. Also, this position gives me the chance to bring the M∙A∙C family closer together and really unite everybody.” Asked what she’s most energized about for the future of the brand, Ms. Buglisi speaks passionately about the growth of emerging markets like the Middle East, India, Brazil and China. “We’re paving the way. In some of these countries, the prestige makeup industry has never existed. We’re actually developing it as we grow and expand. They’re ready for something new and different and we’re the brand that’s perfectly positioned to deliver. We know when we have a foundation firmly grounded in our brand DNA, the sky is the limit. It’s a credit to all the teams here, working synergistically, making the M∙A∙C brand come alive, market by market. Ms. Buglisi encourages M•A•C Artists and employees to participate in all of M•A•C’s fundraising initiatives from VIVA GLAM to Kids Helping Kids greeting cards. “That’s what I’m most proud of. Every day we get to make a difference and show the world how passionate we are about helping men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. We just don’t do the fundraisers where everyone pays a thousand dollars for dinner – it’s one lipstick at a time, every single day, all around the world.” Her final message to the work family she believes in so much? “You can be whatever you want to be at M•A•C. You just have to believe and work hard.”



Center for American Progress

Clyde Williams is founder and president of his own business development firm, Certus Advisors, and from 2001 to 2005 served as a top adviser to former President Bill Clinton, advising him on domestic issues, with specific emphasis on local politics and the development of programs targeting underserved communities. Mr. Williams also was Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress, the think tank founded by ex-White House Chief of Staff John Podesta. In 2004, he established the Harlem Speakers Series, which is a forum for NYC residents to engage directly with a broad range of influential leaders from across the city and state. Past speakers have been former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman Anthony Weiner, and others.



The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Peter Jueptner was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development of The Estée Lauder Companies on January 5, 2009. In this role, he works closely with the CEO, CFO and the entire Executive Management team to develop, shape, communicate and implement Estée Lauder’s Global strategy. Peter leads all Merger and Acquisitions as well as Licensing and Alliance activities for The Estée Lauder Companies worldwide. He oversees Transformational Initiatives, including the Organizational Design evolution of the corporation. He is a member of the Investment Development Committee (IDC), the Estee Lauder Leadership Team (ELT) and the Project Management Team (PMT). Prior to joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Peter served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Mergers Acquisitions at Philip Morris International. Previous to his work at Philip Morris, he held executive roles at A&P, a North American grocery retailer, and Campbell Soup Company. He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group. Peter was born in Germany and attended the University in Karlsruhe receiving an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Industrial Engineering. He also worked as an industrial engineer at Siemens while pursuing his degree. Peter received his MBA, in marketing and finance, in the United States from Vanderbilt University. He has three children and lives in New York City.



The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Sara E. Moss is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Estée Lauder Companies. She is responsible for the worldwide legal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries, including Board of Directors, corporate governance, acquisitions, U.S. and global filings, government relations, intellectual property, licensing, litigation and global security. She serves on the Company’s Investment Development Committee, Fiduciary Investment Committee, Executive Leadership Committee, Program Management Team, Diversity Committee and is Chair of the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Committee. Before joining The Estée Lauder Companies in 2003, Ms. Moss held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Pitney Bowes Inc., which she joined in 1996. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes, Ms. Moss was a senior litigation partner at Howard, Smith & Levin (now Covington & Burling), a New York City-based law firm. From 1978 to 1981, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted a wide range of federal cases. Prior to that, she practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell and was a law clerk for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Moss is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts and New York University Law School. Ms. Moss has received the Chambers Outstanding In-House Lawyer of the Year Award, the NYU Outstanding Alumna Award, the Anti-Defamation League Human Relations Award, the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund “Aiming High” Award, the Minority Corporate Counsel Diversity Award, the Pro Bono Partnership Outstanding Contribution Award, and the Anastasia D. Kelly Transformative Leadership Award. She serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School, the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society and the Board of Directors of the New York Common Pantry. She has taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Since 2002 she has participated in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business forum. She has four children and lives in New York City.



MAC Cosmetics

Mary started her career with MAC in 1984, working with the founders of the brand to establish it, first in Eastern Canada and then the Northeastern US. In the mid-90s, Mary was part of the cross-disciplinary group that established the launch guidelines and critical paths for the International division as it introduced MAC in key markets. She also participated in a number of European and Asian market launches, enhancing her familiarity with the corporation’s operations on a global scale. In 1999, Mary became the MAC Brand Manager of the UK and Ireland, presiding over a period of explosive growth and team development. In 2004, she was appointed Vice-President/Regional Director of Europe and South Africa for MAC and oversaw a period of sales growth and important profitability improvements. Critically, she also developed a European team which in many ways anticipated the regionalization of many functions; emphasizing service and market support. Most recently, in August 2008, Mary was appointed as SVP/GM, MAC International and now oversees the brand’s activities in more than 65 countries.



Norton Rose Canada LLP

Mr. Ness is currently a senior partner with the Canadian law firm, Norton Rose Canada LLP and has over 28 years of experience advising businesses on a wide variety of commercial matters. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of both profit and not-for-profit organizations and has been involved with the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund since its creation in 1994.




Jean W. Pape, MD is the founding and current Director of GHESKIO and a Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Pape graduated from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1975. After the completion of his postdoctoral training in infectious diseases at Cornell, he returned to his native Haiti to study child diarrhea. Dr. Pape noted an increase in adult mortality related to diarrhea and with GHESKIO published the first comprehensive description of AIDS in the developing world in 1983. He has become an international leader in efforts to implement programs for the prevention and control of AIDS and tuberculosis in Haiti and other resource-poor countries, providing counsel to international organizations on bioethics, health disparities, and global infectious disease. He has received numerous international awards for his work. In April 2002, French President Jacques Chirac awarded Dr. Pape the Legion of Honor Award for his “contribution to the improvement of the health of the Haitian people and that of people in the world.” Dr. Pape was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine in June 2003.



The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Tracey T. Travis is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a position she has held since August 20, 2012. She is responsible for the classic finance functions, including Internal and External Reporting, Treasury, Taxation, Risk Management, Internal Control, Operations Finance and Investor Relations. In addition, Ms. Travis is a member of several of the Company’s senior management leadership groups, including the Executive Leadership Team, Program Management Team, Investment Development Committee, Fiduciary Investment Committee and Corporate Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. Travis worked for a number of Fortune 500 consumer product companies in a variety of industries. Since 2005, Ms. Travis was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation, responsible for Global Finance, Internal Audit, Treasury, Tax, Business Development, Investor Relations and Global Information Technology. Previously, Ms. Travis was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Intimate Brands for Limited Brands, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. She also spent a decade at PepsiCo Inc. and the Pepsi Bottling Group, where she held operations management and finance roles. She began her career as an engineer and a senior financial analyst at General Motors Co. Ms. Travis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and in 2009 the University honored her with a Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance and operations management from Columbia University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Campbell Soup Company, as well as on the boards of the Lincoln Center Theater and the Women’s Forum of New York. She also sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh.



Executive Director, M·A·C AIDS Fund

As a Senior Vice President for the Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability department for The Estee Lauder Companies and Executive Director of the M•A•C AIDS Fund, Nancy serves as a member of the brand's senior management team while overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of the M•A•C AIDS Fund. In her role at ELC, Nancy designs and implements a global corporate citizenship strategy that encompasses all philanthrophic, cause-marketing, employee engagement and product donation programs. Under Nancy's leadership, the Fund has implemented best-in-class grantmakng strategies while overseeing a four-fold increase in the M•A•C AIDS Fund's charitable contributions budget, creating a global online database and instituting rigorous metrics and evaluation processes. Her team also launched M•A•C's first global employee volunteer initiative. Prior, Nancy was Executive Director of God's Love We Deliver (GLWD), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of life-sustaining nutritional support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Under Nancy's leadership, GLWD expanded its mission, doubled its client numbers to over 1,600 people per day and undertook numerous local and national public relations and advocacy campaigns. Nancy is the author of numerous research, advocacy, and prevention articles that have been published in a wide range of periodicals, including the American Journal of Public Health, The New York Times, and various academic journals. She has also made numerous media appearances in an array of outlets, including National Public Radio, Vanity Fair, and The News Hour with Jim Leher,, and Women's Wear Daily, POZ, CBS News, and Fox 5. She has presented research papers and spoken at academic conferences such as the International Conference on AIDS, RAND, the United Nations, NYU Center for Global Studies, Center to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, Harvard Business School, the American Society of Law and Medicine, and the Council on Foundations. Nancy is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University and New York University's School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She and her partner reside in New York City with their two children.